Here's are some initial non scientific test results of the prototype. Sidenote: I had some fun testing these outside at night, everytime a car drove past I triggered the strobe, instant brake lights, hehe (The use of speed cameras are notorious here in Western Australia). The Unit, both the master and slave are identical, personality … Continue reading Tests
Well there aren't really any downloads for this projects just yet. However for the prototype based on the PIC16F88: Drawings are available here BoostC source code and Eagle files are here . If you have any questions please contact me via the contact form.
Firmware Details: At the moment it’s pretty basic, but works! Source is available via SVN (see download page) The mode is set at powerup by pressing the manual trigger button. If pressed then mode is set to Master, default powerup is in slave mode (i.e.. do nothing). Master mode is identified by a single flash … Continue reading Firmware
Prototype Specs: PIC16F88 running on internal 8MHz Clock - low cost and very popular, free development tools available, i.e. C compiler. Works in unlicensed 915MHz ISM Band(Australia/US), can work at 433Mhz by changing RF module(US/EU/Australia). RF uses FSK Modulation - Less prone to interference sources. All aspects of the RF module is configurable via the … Continue reading Prototype
What did I say in my last entry about murphys law and my RFM12 header boards? Guess what arrived in the post today lol.....
After a hectic and very hot Christmas (41DegC) I managed to get some development time and finished 2 prototype boards. My RFM12 header boards still have not arrived, caught up in the christmas mail I guess 🙁 So I've had to resort to hand soldering some wires to the header in the meantime. (Murphys law suggests … Continue reading Strobit Triggr Prototype Finished
I started testing last night after finishing initial motor and wheel sensor hookups to my development board. Couple of minor issues so far. Issues I'm using a pic based board from Modtronics. These are great and reasonably priced, along with the prototyping daughterboard. However I have since found that the onboard RS232 is not on … Continue reading BuzzBot – Initial Testing